Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fabric: A Late Pregnancy Depression Fix

Being 38-weeks-pregnant and the usual complaints associated with being rather large and hormonal, coupled with midterms, has been a poor combination for my sanity and blood pressure. There has been an unusual amount of tears and gelato consumption around our house these days. However, a package from Toronto did quite a bit to cheer me up this morning because it contained this:


That's 12 yards of yummy fabric from one of my favorite Fabric companies: Tonic Living. They are incredibly reasonable, have a fantastic selection, and great customer service. My only complaint is that it takes a while for shipments since they are in Canada; but it is always worth the wait (and really, it's not that slow; I'm probably just impatient).

The fabrics pictured are Sweet William Teal & Bodega in Maize/Linen.

And hopefully these will become window treatments for some very naked windows soon.

I have to thank Jennifer at Rambling Renovators for introducing me to Tonic Living; I absolutely fell in love with her Master Bedroom Curtains (or more specifically, her entire house; you must check it out) and had to have the same fabric when I realized how perfectly it matched our own Master Bedroom. I am not the least bit ashamed of admitting copy-catting; I mean, have you seen how gorgeous they are?!

Have a favorite window treatment tutorial? I'm excited about trying out a few different DIY designs and I'm open to suggestions!

16 comments:

DomesticJenny said...

The teal color in the Sweet William Teal is insanely beautiful!

Caroline said...

You could not have posted that at a better time! I was scouring Anthro and UO all morning looking at their gorgeous, but extremely expensive [by my standards anyway] curtain panels. That fabric is beyond beautiful. Hah - I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!

Hope you're holding up okay! I hope it doesn't sound too creepy - but I think of you often and hope things are going well as you wait for babyboy! Us Carolines have to look out for each other ;)

That one girl said...

Those are GORGE! I'm going to check out that company!

Adriana said...

Very pretty, going to check them out now!

emily @ the happy home said...

beautiful! i've been all over the site today, looking for the fabric that will become our draperies. the ones you chose are so cheerful!

House Revivals said...

Oh, I'm glad the fabrics came to cheer you! Those last couple of weeks are a bit of a roller coaster, aren't they?

I was recently introduced to fabricguru.com (less hip, but has some hip stuff, and it's steeply discounted).

I'm loving your Sweet William! Actually both fabrics are gorgeous!
~Amanda

Joi said...

I love RR's curtains, too! That pattern has been on my radar ever since. : )

Sarah said...

That fabric is beautiful! I am your newest follower :)

Sharstin said...

oh i love the fabric! such pretty colors:)

Rambling Renovators said...

The sweet william is sweet, isn't it? Tonicliving so great too. Thanks for the shout out :) Can't wait to see what creative & beautiful draperies you come up with!

Kara said...

Love the fabric! Beautiful choices! I think time is standing still too, and I completely want things done yesterday! Hahaha! 2 weeks and counting for you...I can't believe you're still projecting!

Lynzie said...

Those colors are gorgeous!

justine @ you're so martha said...

love the fabrics. and i love tonic living as well. can't wait to see what you do with them.

Bromeliad said...

Oooh. Gorgeous. I'm not pregnant, just fat. Feel better already.

Heather said...

Those fabrics are beautiful! And now you've got me super excited since I'm Canadian and have been searching for an online Canadian fabric store.

I'm conviced Mother Nature makes the last few weeks of pregnancy unbearable so when we go into labour we are actually HAPPY about it! lol.

Kerry said...

I am a HUGE fan of Tonic Living! It must be hard waiting for those fabrics to arrive... since I'm in Toronto I usually only have to wait a couple days when ordering from them... and their selection IS fabulous!

I think I found my nursery inspiration fabric through them... but I am so uncertain if it's THE one. I need to keep looking a bit more!